All the info you need on various health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and allergies. Plus, how to fight colds and flu.


How to Lower Cholesterol in 12 Proven Steps

Cholesterol is the perfect example of getting too much of a good thing. On one hand, your body needs this waxy, fat-like substance (fun fact: it makes up every cell of your body).


In Defense of Eating a Big Breakfast

A new study shows that chowing down on a high-calorie breakfast proves to have massive health benefits, especially if you’re diabetic.


Is BPS the New BPA?

You thought you were being so smart, taking swigs from your BPA-free water bottle between sets at the gym. “No endocrine disruption for me!” you probably told yourself.


Study: Can You Eat Pasta on a Wheat-Free Diet?

Does a new study give followers of a wheat-free diet permission to eat pasta? We investigate.


Alzheimer's Prevention: The Brain-Healthy Diet You Should Adopt Now

This diet could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. Find out which foods can help you live a long, AD-free life, and which foods to eat in moderation.


8 Must-Know Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

About a third of the population is deficient in the sunshine vitamin. Know these 8 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and see your doc if you’re questioning your levels. Your bones will thank you.


6 Vitamin C Benefits You Need to Know About

“Vitamin C plays an essential role in maintaining good health,” says Balz Frei, PhD, a leading vitamin C researcher and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University in Corvallis.


The Best Studies of All Time

Don’t you love when studies support habits you already have? We do, too. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best “good news!” studies that help you justify your favorite vices.


5 Ways to Soothe Skin Irritation and Chronic Itching

Being comfortable in your own skin isn’t just a cliché about boosting self-esteem—it’s a full-on physical challenge when you get rashes, hives and other irritating breakouts just from wearing a wool s


Standing Too Much Is Just As Bad As Sitting: What To Do

A sedentary lifestyle makes you a sitting duck for heart disease, diabetes and obesity–even if you work out regularly.


9 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About Heart Health

Your heart is your main source of life. So why do you know so little about how it works? In honor of National Heart Month, we break down some of your ticker’s best-kept secrets. Hello, love.


5 Foods That Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

By now you’re well versed in the basics of a heart-disease fighting diet: Pack your plate with plenty of fruits and veggies, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the occasional dark chocolate treat


"How Breast Cancer—And a Double Mastectomy—Changed Me"

“I got nipple tattoos and ditched my bad boyfriend. And that was just the beginning.” One woman’s brave story.


The Truth About 5 Cancer Risk Factors

When you’re surrounded by shelves upon shelves of products, it’s hard to tell whether each one is a health friend or foe.


The Non-Cardio Exercise That Reduces Your Risk of Heart Disease

Not a huge fan of plugging away on the elliptical? You have other options! Here, one form of exercise proven to boost your ticker—no gym required.


8 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

You eat loads of veggies, sweat often and don’t smoke. So cancer, schmancer, right? Not so fast.


What's the Point of This Year's Flu Shot?

The vaccine is a mismatch, and it could be a nasty flu season. Here, we answer your questions about the flu shot, so you can protect yourself no matter the strain.

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